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Love Your Heart

Did you know that even though heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States, women often chalk up the symptoms to less life-threatening conditions such as acid reflux, the flu or normal aging.

A heart attack strikes someone about every 40 seconds. It occurs when blood flow that brings oxygen to the heart muscle is severely reduced or cut off completely. This happens because the arteries that supply the heart with blood can slowly narrow from a buildup of fat, cholesterol and other substances (plaque).

If you listen to my podcast My Story Living with Lupus, I have told my story about my heart attack that occurred a couple of days before Thanksgiving in 2013. I have been diagnosed with CHF better known as Congestive Heart Failure. Did you know that regular physical activity is one of the most important changes that you can make to improve and protect your heart health. Physical activity does not have to be intense “working out” every day. Movement can be simple. For example, increase walking throughout the day by parking farther away or choosing to take the stairs. Additionally, try to vary physical activity between aerobic activities (those that raise your heart rate) and strength training to target muscle growth. The best activity is whatever you will do, and enjoy, the most!

I'm still active, I work out and most importantly I take supplements for my heart health. Did you know that beets are protective for heart health because they are a dense source of natural nitrates. Nitrates and phytochemicals are important due to their role in reversing the effects of free radical damage in the body leading to inflammation causing chronic diseases (such as obesity, heart disease, liver disease and cancer). Beets have been studied for their effect on heart health, overall health, and athletic performance as beets can increase the amount of oxygen in the body up to 20% and provide the muscle cells more energy. In addition, research demonstrates a relationship between eating beets and a healthy blood pressure (leading to good heart health). Beets are also high in vitamins and minerals such as folate, potassium, vitamin C, iron, manganese, copper, and zinc. Lastly, their fiber content helps improve our digestion.

This is why I decided to take Goli Beets Cardio Gummies. These little gummies are made with CoQ10 to help support cardiovascular health. They also contain Vitamin B12 to support heart healthy cellular energy, as well as Beet Root Extract, one of nature's great super foods.

Do yourself and your heart a favor pick up a bottle today, your heart will thank. Here is a link for you to start on your heart healthy journey:

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